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Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease by 90%Optimize Your Cognitive FunctionThe must-read summary of “The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age,” by Dean & Ayesha Sherzai, MD.This complete summary of Dean & Ayesha Sherzai’s book explains the biology of Alzheimer’s disease and the five-part program to prevent and reverse cognitive decline. By following this program, ninety percent of us can avoid ever getting Alzheimer’s. The ten percent with strong genetic risk for Alzheimer’s can delay the disease by ten to fifteen years. Those diagnosed with the disease can reverse the symptoms, be cognitively active, and add healthy years to life.This guide includes: Book Summary—The summary helps you understand the key ideas and recommendations. Online Videos—On-demand replay of public lectures, and seminars on the topics covered in the chapter.Value-added of this guide: Save time Understand key concepts Expand your knowledgeRead this summary and apply the ideas to prevent and reverse the symptoms of this debilitating illness that threaten you and your loved ones.

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Table of Contents

Title Page

Copyright Page

Dedication

Books by Lee Tang

Synopsis

Introduction: The Alzheimer's Epidemic

Section One - The Truth About Alzheimer's

1. The Biology of Alzheimer's Disease: Myths and Misunderstandings

2. Epigenetics: The Power of Lifestyle Medicine

Section Two - The NEURO Plan

3. Nutrition: Let Food Be Thy Medicine

4. Exercise: Keep Moving Every Hour

5. Unwind: Manage Your Stress

6. Restore: Restore Your Body and Mind with Quality Sleep

7. Optimize: Build Cognitive Reserve by Exercising Your Brain

Index

About the Author

Summary &Study Guide

The Alzheimer'sSolution

A Breakthrough Program toPrevent and Reverse CognitiveDecline at Every Age

Lee Tang

Title: Summary & Study Guide - The Alzheimer's Solution

Subtitle: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline at Every Age

Author: Lee Tang

Publisher: LMT Press (lmtpress.wordpress.com)

Cover Image: Nick Youngson

Copyright © 2017 by Lee Tang

All rights reserved. Aside from brief quotations for media coverage and reviews, no part of this book may be reproduced or distributed in any form without the author’s permission. Thank you for supporting authors and a diverse, creative culture by purchasing this book and complying with copyright laws.

First Edition: November 2017 

Issued in print and electronic formats.

ISBN 9781988970028 (ebook)

ISBN-13: 9781979284769 (paperback)

ISBN-10: 1979284768 (paperback)

ISBN-13: 9781979314480 (large print)

ISBN-10: 1979314489 (large print)

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To my wife, Lillian, who is the source of energy and love for everything I do, and to Andrew and Amanda: watching you grow up has been a privilege.

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SYNOPSIS

“The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age” by Dean & Ayesha Sherzai, MD

Book Abstract

The first section explains the biology of the disease and the five lifestyle factors that influence cognitive health:

Nutrition (diet)

Exercise

Unwind (stress management)

Restore (sleep quality)

Optimize (cognitive activity)

The second section presents the NEURO plan, a personalized treatment program for Alzheimer’s patients. This five-part program has guided thousands of patients making lifestyle changes to reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms. By following this program, ninety percent of us can avoid ever getting Alzheimer’s. The ten percent with strong genetic risk for cognitive decline can delay the disease by ten to fifteen years.

Authors

Dean Sherzai, MD, Ph.D., is a neurologist and codirector of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University. He completed his fellowships in neurodegenerative diseases and dementia at the National Institutes of Health and University of California, San Diego. He also holds a Ph.D. in healthcare leadership with a focus on community health from Andrews University.

Ayesha Sherzai, M.D., is a neurologist and codirector of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University. She completed a fellowship in lifestyle and vascular brain diseases at Columbia University. She leads the Lifestyle Program for the Prevention of Neurological diseases at Loma Linda.

Important Note About This Study Guide

This guide is a summary and not a critique or a review of the book. It does not offer judgment or opinion on the content of the book. This summary may not be organized chapter-wise but is an overview of the main ideas, viewpoints, and arguments from the book. It is NOT meant to be read as a replacement of the book which it summarizes but, instead, a supplement for review of the book's main premises and to provide commentary and additional resources.

INTRODUCTION

The Alzheimer’s Epidemic

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Six million people in the United States and 47 million worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s today. In the next decade, ten percent of people over age 65 will develop dementia, and 50 percent of people over age 85 will have Alzheimer's. The World Health Organization estimated that the number of people with Alzheimer’s will rise to 135.5 million worldwide by 2050.

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease once it has manifested. But we can prevent and reverse the cognitive decline with lifestyle change. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai at the Loma Linda University Medical Center has guided thousands of patients using a five-part program to prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms. By following this program, ninety percent of us can avoid ever getting Alzheimer’s. The ten percent with strong genetic risk for Alzheimer’s can delay the disease by ten to fifteen years. Those diagnosed with the disease can reverse the symptoms, be cognitively active, and add healthy years to life.

SECTION ONE

THE TRUTH ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S

1

THE BIOLOGY OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Myths and Misunderstandings

In November 1901, Dr. Alois Alzheimer at the Frankfurt Psychiatric Hospital examined a patient with an unusual mental illness. Her symptoms included memory loss, language problems, and delusional behavior. Alzheimer examined her brain after she died in 1906 to discover what caused her disease. He found strange formations of amyloid plaques and tau tangles in her brain. These plaques and tangles are now considered the hallmark pathology of Alzheimer’s disease.

KEY FACTS ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S

People with Alzheimer's lose memory, language skills, and the ability to perceive time and space.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. It accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.

The underlying disease starts decade or more before diagnosis.

Majority of patients notice their first symptoms in their mid-60s to early 70s.

The pathology of the disease includes:

Amyloid plaques and tau tangles in the brain;

Loss of neuron connections;

Shrinking of the brain.

Four biological processes that lead to Alzheimer’s disease are:

Inflammation

Oxidation

Glucose dysregulation

Lipid dysregulation

The risk of developing Alzheimer’s depends on your age, genetic profile, and lifestyle choices.